2022 AMP Faces of Arkansas
2022 Face of Employee Benefits: USAble Life
Erin Scoggins, Senior Director of HR Business Partnerships
Who or what has been a source of inspiration for you?
All the women in my family. I come from a family of very strong, educated and hardworking black women on both sides of my family. Women who inspired me to be the best I can be, work hard for what I want and never give up despite the obstacles that may come my way.
What’s your “go-to” first thing in the morning?
“Morning Blessings” led by my husband and pastor. Every morning, Neal leads an online morning devotion over Zoom, livestreamed on Facebook. It’s what gets me going in the morning and what keeps me motivated all day. Every day, I am amazed at the words of wisdom that he shares.
Which source of news do you prefer — print, online, TV or radio?
TV – The Today Show is my favorite. Love the personalities on that show. They find such a heartfelt way to give us news that affects each and every one of us. They connect with you regardless of what the story is. They are not afraid to speak their feelings.
Have you ever been mentored or mentored someone else?
Both. My hope is that I was able to share something that helped my mentee in the same way my mentor encouraged me early in my career to be a risk-taker, dared me to be different and to leap into uncomfortable and unfamiliar spaces to further my growth.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou
As I reflect back on the work we have done with the DEI initiatives at USAble Life, there are so many moments that have taken my breath away. From the first inclusion council meeting to the first PRIDE awareness session where three of our colleagues shared their stories. It has all been overwhelmingly amazing and breathtaking.
During which part of the day are you most productive?
Morning definitely… My team will tell you that afternoon meetings with me often contain many “squirrel” moments where they must get me back on track.
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